Exploring Delegate Engagement with an Augmented Conference

Nick Taylor, Tom Bartindale, John Vines, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract / Description of output

We describe a qualitative study of delegate engagement with technology in academic conferences through a large-scale deployment of prototype technologies. These deployments represent current themes in conference technologies, such as providing access to content and opportunities for socialising between delegates. We consider not just the use of individual technologies, but also the overall impact of an assemblage of interfaces, ranging from ambient to interactive and mobile to situated. Based on a two-week deployment followed by interviews and surveys of attendees, we discuss the ways in which delegates engaged with the prototypes and the implications this had for their experience of the conferences. From our findings, we draw three new themes to inform the development of future conference technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherACM Association for Computing Machinery
Pages833–843
ISBN (Print)9781450329682
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2014
Event2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 13 Sept 201417 Sept 2014

Publication series

NameUbiComp '14
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

Conference

Conference2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period13/09/1417/09/14

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • backchannel
  • Twitter
  • social media
  • conferences
  • ubiquitous computing
  • public displays

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